Easy Thumbprints

Easy Thumbprints

Makes 18


12 tbsp. Kowalski's Unsalted Butter, cold, cut into about 48 cubes
10.3 oz. pkg. Kowalski's Shortbread Cookie Mix (from the Bakery Department)
½ cup (approx.) filling, your choice: Kowalski's Jam, lemon or other fruit curd, or caramel sauce
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Using a food processor or pastry cutter and a large mixing bowl, cut butter into cookie mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Knead with clean hands until dough comes together into a single smooth ball; wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hr. Shape dough into 1 ½" balls and place 1" apart on parchment-lined baking sheets; press thumb into the center of each cookie to make an indentation. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until golden-brown and set (10-12 min.), turning and rotating pans halfway through baking. Remove from oven and cool on pans for 2 min.; carefully remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Fill each cookie with ½ tsp. filling. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Tasty Tip: A plastic cork from a wine bottle will make perfect indentations in each cookie.